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1981 Pop Top 100 Songs
the top songs of 1981 in order

1981 Number One Rock Songs
calendar of rock number one songs

1981 Number One Song Calendar
number one songs on any date, birthday, wedding, graduation, etc

1981 One Hit Wonders
The list of one-time top 20 makers
and others with one well-known song


Top 100 Rock Songs By Year
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This Top Rock Songs Of 1981 page lists the top 100 rock songs of the year 1981 in popularity order. Tunecaster has the top rock songs for every year from 1980, all based on the longest regular weekly rock music charts anywhere. This top rock songs list for 1981 year is linked to every week-by-week rock music chart.

     

1981 Rock Top 100 Songs Of The Year

based on Tunecaster weekly rock charts, songs 26 to 50

songs 26 to 50
red # = rock chart    blue # = pop chart
     
  1. I Can't Stand It

     
    Mar 1981
     
       
     
    I Can't Stand It by Eric Clapton listen
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  2. A Life Of Illusion

     
    Jun 1981
     
       
     
    A Life Of Illusion by Joe Walsh listen
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  3. Fire And Ice

     
    Aug 1981
     
       
     
    Fire And Ice by Pat Benatar listen
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  4. Magic Power

     
    Nov 1981
     
       
     
    Magic Power by Triumph listen
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  5.  
    Jul 1981
     
       
     
    A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers listen
    A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers listen
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  6. Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White Winged Dove)

     
    Sep 1981
     
       
     
    Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White Winged Dove) by Stevie Nicks listen
    Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White Winged Dove) by Stevie Nicks listen
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  7. Tom Sawyer

     
    Mar 1981
     
       
     
    Tom Sawyer by Rush listen
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  8. Waiting For A Girl Like You

     
    Nov 1981
     
       
     
    Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner listen
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  9. The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)

     
    Jun 1981
     
       
     
    The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) by Greg Kihn Band listen
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  10. Hold On Loosely

     
    Apr 1981
     
       
     
    Hold On Loosely by 38 Special listen
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  11. Hang Fire

     
    Oct 1981
     
       
     
    Hang Fire by The Rolling Stones listen
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  12. Limelight

     
    Apr 1981
     
       
     
    Limelight by Rush listen
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  13. Turn Me Loose

     
    Feb 1981
     
       
     
    Turn Me Loose by Loverboy listen
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  14. The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love)

     
    Mar 1981
     
       
     
    The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love) by Journey listen
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  15. Talk To Ya Later

     
    Jun 1981
     
       
     
    Talk To Ya Later by The Tubes listen
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  16. Lunatic Fringe

     
    Dec 1981
     
       
     
    Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider listen
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  17. Tempted

     
    Jul 1981
     
       
     
    Tempted by Squeeze listen
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  18.  
    Nov 1981
     
       
     
    Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie listen
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  19. Another Tricky Day

     
    Apr 1981
     
       
     
    Another Tricky Day by The Who listen
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  20. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

     
    Dec 1981
     
       
     
    For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) by AC/DC listen
    For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) by AC/DC listen
     
     
     
  21. Don't Stop Believin'

     
    Sep 1981
     
       
     
    Don't Stop Believin' by Journey listen
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  22. Find Your Way Back

     
    Apr 1981
     
       
     
    Find Your Way Back by Jefferson Starship listen
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  23. Big Balls

     
    May 1981
     
       
     
    Big Balls by AC/DC listen
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  24. Don't Let Him Go

     
    Jan 1981
     
       
     
    Don't Let Him Go by REO Speedwagon listen
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  25. Treat Me Right

     
    Jan 1981
     
       
     
    Treat Me Right by Pat Benatar listen
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songs 26 to 50


     






 
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